Many older homes are 40-50 years old and have systems that may need to be replaced. Newer homes also need independent inspections to ensure that the major systems have been installed correctly and are operational.
Getting an independent home inspection is one of the most important things you can do today when purchasing a home. In recent years many sellers would not even entertain a home inspection and many buyers waived one for fear of losing a house. That’s totally changed now that house prices are declining and it’s becoming a buyers’ market.